THE Wee County Harriers enjoyed a fantastic weekend of running as a quarter of their members competed in races up and down the country.

On Saturday, 11 of the athletic group's running took part in the Highland Fling ultra-marathon, which is the first 53 miles of the West Highland Way, in what was less than ideal weather conditions.

There was also a number of Park Run attendees on Saturday as well as some members taking part in the Run Mhor Hidden Glen 10k race in Balquhidder, Stirlingshire.

Finally on Sunday, it was all about the marathons for the Clacks-based team, with both London and Stirling taking place.

George Furmage, club chairman, told Advertiser Sport that the weekend of action was a great occasion for the group.

He said: "On Saturday, 11 members tackled the Highland Fling in quite possibly the most horrendous and character building weather. Everyone got to the finish safely and still managed to smile and sprint along the red carpet.

"It was not all about Ultra marathons on Saturday, as we also had members attending park runs and the Run Mhor Hidden Glen 10k which is fairly undulating.

"On Sunday, it was of course all about the marathons with members participating in both Stirling and London, as well as the Stirling half marathon with each and every runner doing both their club and themselves proud.

"One member could not make it to London, so did the next best thing and ran in the Balmoral 15k trail race.

"The photos we have from the weekend exemplify what the Wee County Harriers are all about – family.

"In London, both Hannah and Anna were surrounded by family and during the Fling and Stirling races, members running were surrounded by their WCH family out on the courses giving support and encouragement to help members reach their ultimate goal of the finish line.

"Just seeing a friendly familiar face and receiving some encouragement goes a long way to giving you a wee boost on the day."